I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy.
As shutdown measures continue to relax, I’d like to remind Scarborough residents that the area continues to be a COVID-19 hotspot.
Please continue to be vigilant by practicing physical distancing, wearing a non-medical mask where social distancing is challenging, and practice good hand and cough hygiene.
If you feel like you need a test, please visit the Scarborough Health Network for assessment locations and hours. Anyone can get a COVID-19 test, even if you do not have symptoms.
Please find a summary of the latest COVID-19 updates below.
Toronto and Peel Move into Stage 2 on Wednesday
Today, the province announced that Toronto and Peel Regions can move into Stage 2 of re-opening on Wednesday. This decision was made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the local medical officers of health.
As of 12:01 am on Wednesday June 24, more businesses, services, and outdoor spaces can re-open including restaurant patios, personal services, shopping malls, and outdoor recreational spaces. You can find the full list of places that can re-open in Stage 2 here.
DriveTest Centres Re-Open Today with Limited Services
DriveTest centres are offering limited service across Ontario today as they move to gradually re-open.
Those with birthdays between January and June will be permitted to visit centres starting this week, and those born between July and December will have access to the centres next week.
Access to DriveTest services will continue to alternate weekly until full services are restored in September.
The first phase of reopening will see all 56 centres open for G1 and M1 knowledge tests, driver’s licence exchanges, and commercial driver’s licence applications and upgrades.
Commercial road tests will only be available by appointment at select locations.
Toronto Zoo Names Baby Long Legs
The Toronto Zoo has announced the name of their new baby giraffe, Amani Innis Dagg! Amani, meaning Peace in Swahili was chosen through online voting from a list of eight preselected names.
Amani has also been given the esteemed last name of Innis Dagg to honour Canadian Zoologist, Anne Innis Dagg. Dagg is a pioneer in the study of animal behaviour in the wild, and is credited with being the first to study wild giraffes and making significant contributions to research in the field. She has been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada.
Public Health Information
You can find the latest public health information online at the following sources:
As the situation evolves, we will continue to provide up to date information when we receive it.
My constituency office remains closed to walk-in visitors for the time being, but we are accessible by phone at 416-281-2787 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org during normal business hours. Please contact us if you require assistance.
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